Headhunter in the Old Days
Dargent, Jean Edouard (called Yan’Dargent, St.-Servais, Brittany 1824 – Paris 1899). Une Chasse à l’Homme en Irlande (Enrolement). Recruitment in the old manner. Here presumably for the union of the Fenians operating against London during the ’60s. At the crude table of the inn the closely packed groups talking politics unless they are not lying already under the same, being carried off or staggering on own feet into the night. Shortly, the state of a gay companionableness. Toned wood engraving by Jules Huyot (Toulouse 1841 – Eaubonne 1921). C. 1870. 8½ × 12½ in (21.7 × 31.6 cm).
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